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Receipt of request for costing of election commitments



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MEDIA RELEASE

23 June 2016 Our Ref: COA 030 - 035

RECEIPT OF REQUEST FOR COSTING OF ELECTION COMMITMENTS

The Department of Finance and the Treasury have been asked by the Prime Minister to cost the following six election commitments for the Coalition under the Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998:

 The Coalition’s Policy for Better and More Accessible Digital Services  Smart Cities and Suburbs Program  Enhanced Visitor Visas for Sponsored Parents  A Stronger Agriculture Sector  Regional Student Access to Education Package  Domestic and family violence - new initiatives

These costings will be completed in accordance with the Charter of Budget Honesty: Policy Costing Guidelines 2016 (the Guidelines). The Guidelines are available at www.electioncostings.gov.au.

These costing requests will be published on this website by 1.00 pm (AEST) Thursday, 30 June 2016.

Jane Halton AO PSM Secretary Department of Finance

Contact: Media Team Telephone: 6215 2665